Organized by Edmund Burke III and Charles Hedrick

A Conference of the UC World History Workshop
A multicampus research program supported by the University of California, Office of the President, by the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at UC-Riverside, by the UC-Riverside Department of History, and by other UC campuses.

May 20-21, 2006
All sessions meet in Highlander Hall
on the UC-Riverside Campus

Additional Information for Attendees

Conference Program
(updated May 12, 2006)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel 1: Reconceptualizing the Ancient World

Charles Hedrick (History, UCSC)          
Paper, “"The Greeks and Modernity”

Ron Mellor (History, UCLA)        
Paper,  “World History and the California Textbook Adoption”

Stefan Tanaka (History, UCSD)
Paper, “Japan Discovers History: Ancients and the Eradication of Alterity”

Comment: David Christian (History, SDSU)

Coffee Break (10:30-10:45)

10:45 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

Panel 2:  The Mediteranean and the World

Beth Pollard (History, SDSU)
Paper,  “World History in the First Century CE: Pliny's Natural History and the Flavian Temple of Peace”

Aaron Irvin (History, UCLA)
Paper,  “Regional Foundations For Internationalism In The Ancient Near East: The Case Of Canaan”

Rex Stem (Classics, UC Davis)
Paper, “Force and Persuasion: Caesar and Cicero as Models for Republicanism in a Global World”

Andrew J. Abalahin (History, SDSU)
Paper, “’Sino-Pacifica’: Conceptualizing Greater Southeast Asia as a Sub-Arena of World History”

Comment: Ross E. Dunn (History, SDSU)

Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30. Lunch will be provided on-site.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panel 3:    Perspectives on Ancient Africa

Willeke Wendrich (Near East Languages and Cultures, UCLA)
Paper, “Ancient globalization: Indian Ocean trade and the Greco-Roman harbor of Berenike (Egyptian Red Sea coast)”

Chris Ehret (History, UCLA)
Paper, “Africa in Early World History”

Ray Kea (History, UC Riverside)
Paper, "Africa and Ancient History (2000 BCE-600 CE)"

Chipasha Luchembe (Independent scholar)
Paper, “Some Aspects of the Indian Ocean and the Interior of Southern Africa”

Comment: TBA

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panel 4:    Ancient America

Charles C. Mann (Journalist and Writer)
Paper, "Removing the Americas from 'Prehistory'"

Nat Zappia, (History, UCSC)
Paper, “’Ancient’ California:  Reflections on 1769”

Judith Habicht-Mauche (Anthropology, UCSC)
Paper, “Archaeology and the Native American Past”

Comment: Patricia Seed (History, UC Irvine)

Saturday evening: Conference Banquet, Bombay Restaurant

Sunday, May 21

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel 5: The Rise and Fall of Empires

Chris Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez, Anders Carlson, and Hiroko Inoue.
Institute for Research on World-Systems (Sociology, UC Riverside)

Paper,  "Upward sweeps of empire and city growth since the Bronze age.”

Coffee Break    10:15 –10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

A Conversation with the Late Antiquity MRG (Michele Salzmann and Claudia Rapp)

11:30 – noon 

Business Meeting of the World History Workshop MRG

Box lunches will be available to eat on-site or carry along.